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2023/09/18 12:06:02

The Premier Industry Event of the Year

Join us at IPAVision 2023, the premier industry event of the year, where influential leaders and stakeholders gather for product education, real-time analysis of industry trends, and the latest updates on regulatory and legislative issues. Immerse yourself in insightful discussions led by industry thought-leaders on the current state of the market and economy. Stay informed about cutting-edge product innovations, investment strategies and technologies that are revolutionizing the industry, while taking advantage of maximum networking opportunities at the brand new luxurious Omni PGA resort. Space is limited - register today.


Expected Attendees







IPA Members: $1,299

Non-Members: $2,499







Limited to 2 broker-dealers/RIAs per firm. Please see travel policy below. Multiple sponsors will cover the costs of registration, hotel and flight as a bona fide due diligence expense.



The IPAVision 2023 app is the easiest way to stay in-the-know and to connect with fellow attendees. The app will be your go-to guide for the event agenda, real-time notifications, attendee list, maps and more.

How To Download

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Please note: Once you download the mobile app, use the email address you used to register, as this will be the key to granting you access.



Knowledge and Networking

Get ready for an exceptional educational experience. Wondering what to expect? Relive the remarkable moments and highlights from last year’s IPAVision by exploring our conference recap, featuring agenda and speaker highlights, and photo galleries.




Advisor Asset Management
Advisor Group
AEI Capital Corporation
AGES Financial Services Ltd
Alliance160 LLC
Alliance Global Partners
Alston & Bird LLP
Alternative Investment Exchange (AIX)
American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.
Ameriprise Financial
AOG Institutional Diversified Fund (AOGFX)
AOG Wealth Management
Apollo Global Management
Ares Management Corporation
Ares Wealth Management Solutions
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Ashford Hospitality Trust
Ashford Inc.
Avantax Wealth Management
Axxes Capital LLC
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bates Group
Blue Owl
Blue Vault
Bourbon Financial
Bressler Amery & Ross
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Brookfield Asset Management
Brookfield Oaktree Wealth Solutions
BV Capital
Cabot Lodge Securities, LLC
Calamos Investments
Cambridge Investment Research Inc.
Cantor Fitzgerald
Capital Square
Carter Exchange
Carter Funds
Cavria Advisors, LLC
Cetera Financial Group
CIM Group
CION Investments
Clifford Chance US LLP
CNB Custody
Cohen & Steers
Commerce Street Investments
Commonwealth Financial Network
Concept Capital
Crawford 1031 Advisors
Crescent Securities Group, Inc.
Crow Holdings Capital Partners, L.L.C.
D.H. Hill Securities, LLLP
Deloitte & Touche LLP
DGB Consulting

DLP Capital
DWS RREEF Property Trust
Eagle Point Credit Management LLC
Emerson Equity, LLC
Envision Financial System, Inc.
EQT Exeter
EQT Partners Inc
Eventus Advisory Group
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
ExchangeRight Real Estate
FactRight, LLC
Fidelity Investments
Fortress Investment Group
Forum Capital Advisors
FourStar Wealth Advisors
Franklin Templeton Alternative Investments
FS Investments
George Mason University
Georgetown University – Real Estate Investment Trusts
Gladstone Securities
Great Lakes Fund Solutions, Inc.
Griffin Capital Company, LLC
Groom Law Group
High Speed Alliance
Hines Securities, Inc.
Houlihan Lokey
Humphreys Capital
IDB Capital
Independent Board Member and Advisor
Independent Contractor
Inland Private Capital Corporation
Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation
Inland Securities Corporation
Integras Partners
Intel Corporation
Invesco Real Estate
Investment Planners Inc.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
JABOY Wealth Management
JLL Income Property Trust
John Hancock Investment Management
Juniper Square Capital
Kennedy Lewis Investment Management
Kingswood U.S.
KKR & Co. (Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.)
Kunzman & Bollinger, Inc.
Kutak Rock LLP
LaSalle Investment Management
Lighthouse Life
LODAS Securities, LLC.
LPL Financial LLC
Maynard Nelsen
Maynard Nexsen PC
McCarthy and Goff
Mediant Communications, LLC
Merchants Capital Trust
Mick Law P.C.
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP
NAI Legacy
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Newbridge Securities
Nobles & Richards, Inc.
North Square Investments
Opto Investments
Orchard Securities
Oxford Risk
Pacific Oak Capital Markets
Peachtree Hotel Group
PGIM Real Estate
Phoenix American
Preferred Capital Securities
Raymond James Alternative Investments
Real Assets Advisor
Redbrick LMD, LLC
Rep Driven Results, LLC
Robert A. Stanger & Co., Inc.
Robertson Stephens
RREEF Property Trust
Sanctuary Wealth
Sculptor Capital Management
Sealy & Company
Sealy Investment Securities, LLC
Seasons Investments, LLC
Sequence Financial Specialists LLC
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SFA Partners
Silver Point Capital
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skyway Capital Markets
SmartStop Self Storage
Snyder Kearney, LLC
SS&C Technologies Inc.
Starwood Capital
Strategic Blueprint, LLC
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Tensaw Legacy Wealth, LLC
Texas State Securities Board
The Bowman Law Firm, LLC
The DI Wire
The Merchants Financial Group, Ltd.
The Real Estate Roundtable
Thompson Hines
Tradesk Securities, Inc.
Trinity Investors
Triton Pacific Securities
Troutman Pepper
Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC
UMB Fund Services
Urban Catalyst
Urban Catalyst Funds
US Chamber of Commerce
Vanderbilt Financial Group
Venable LLP Holdings, Inc.
WealthForge Technologies, LLC (Altigo)
Westwood Holdings Group, Inc.
White River Private Capital
Wilbanks Partners LLC

(And More Registering Daily)


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Discount Hotel Rate: $379 + tax/per night

**The IPA room block has now closed. To make your reservation, kindly contact the hotel directly at 469-305-4500**


Exclusive Product Updates

IPAVision’s Due Diligence Symposium is an exclusive opportunity to leverage the insights of key executives from the following leading product sponsors in an intimate, small-group format. Open to broker-dealers and RIAs, join us for a close examination on current and future offerings.



Check back regularly for updates

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

IPA Golf Outing (Invitation Only)

1:00 p.m. 

Registrations Opens

3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Due Diligence Sessions (Attendees: Broker/Dealers, RIAs, and Presenting Sponsors Only)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reception & Dinner (IPA Board of Directors and Rising Leaders Council Attendees Only)

7:00 p.m.

Dine Arounds

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Due Diligence Sessions (Attendees: Broker/Dealers, RIAs, and Presenting Sponsors Only)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

IPA Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Rising Leaders Council Program

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch (IPA Board of Directors, Rising Leaders and Due Diligence Symposium Attendees Only)

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Due Diligence Sessions (Attendees: Broker/Dealers, RIAs, and Presenting Sponsors Only)

3:00 p.m. 

Registration Opens

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Anya Coverman
President & CEO,

Travis J. Iles
Securities Commissioner,
Texas State Securities Board

5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Industry Trends Redefining Our Future

Join us for an illuminating session as we analyze the latest findings and emerging trends from a comprehensive survey conducted by highly regarded industry veteran, Mark Goldberg.

In this presentation, Mark will shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced by institutions in today’s evolving alternatives investment landscape, present key insights from his cutting-edge survey and explore emerging market dynamics. As the alternatives industry undergoes unprecedented changes, staying abreast of emerging patterns and customer preferences has never been more critical.

During this session, Mark will expound upon the initial survey results that he presented at IPA Summit, providing additional data, fresh insights and observations to today’s market trends.

Mark Goldberg
Independent Director – Senior Advisor

5:50 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.

Alts Talk: Distribution Partner’s Perspectives

Join us for an engaging session where you will have the exclusive opportunity to hear directly from esteemed leaders in the alternative investments industry. Building upon the enormously popular session at IPA Summit, this follow-up discussion will feature the heads of alternative investments at the industry’s top distribution partner firms. You will gain a deeper understanding of the decision-making processes that drive these leaders, and discover the latest alternative products they are observing and actively pursuing, as well as their assessment of emerging trends and market dynamics. With a combined total asset value of nearly $4 trillion and representing a network of more than 60,000 financial advisors, these expert panelists are well-positioned to share their perspectives on the trajectory of the financial services industry and the integral role that alternatives will play in its growth.

Mark Goldberg
Independent Director – Senior Advisor

Michael Gaviser
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments and Private Markets, Morgan Stanley

Mark Sutterlin, CFA
Head of Alternative Investments,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bill Duffy
VP, Alternative Investments,
Fidelity Investments

Steve Snyder
Senior VP, Investment Product Management,
LPL Financial

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Networking Event 

Sponsored By

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Anya Coverman
President & CEO,

Chirag Bhavsar
IPA Chair-Elect,
Co-CEO, CNL Financial Group

8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: Greg Davies, Head of Behavioural Finance, Oxford Risk

IPA is excited to announce that Greg Davies, Head of Behavioural Science at Oxford Risk, will be our keynote speaker for IPAVision. Greg will highlight the role behavioral finance plays in raising more capital by addressing the inherent human biases and emotional factors that influence investment decisions. While traditional finance models assume rational behavior, in reality, investors often make decisions based on emotions. What comforts, fascinates, or animates one investor with confidence may concern, frustrate or confuse another. In his presentation, Greg will detail how understanding cognitive biases and incorporating investors’ behavior patterns into financial strategies can help businesses and financial professionals personalize communications to appeal to individual investor sentiments, improve investor decision-making and strengthen investing fortitude. Ultimately, behavioral finance provides a more holistic understanding of investor habits and nature, allowing companies to navigate capital markets more effectively.

Greg Davies
Head of Behavioural Finance,
Oxford Risk

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Behind the Data: Exploring Capital Markets, Fundraising and Performance in 2023 and Beyond

Gain a deeper understanding of the trends influencing the alternative investment landscape as distinguished industry experts delve into the latest data, examining the underlying factors driving the numbers in the alternative investments industry. In this comprehensive session, leaders will discuss fundraising and performance of alternative investments this year as well as emerging strategies, providing in-depth analysis of market trends in private real estate, private credit, and other real assets, including REITs, BDCs, interval and tender offer funds, private equity, Opportunity Zones and 1031/DST programs. By sharing their insights, our speakers will provide valuable perspectives on the industry’s overall outlook and projections for the remainder of this year and 2024.

Kevin Gannon
Chairman & CEO,
Robert A. Stanger & Co., Inc.

Mike Kell
SVP, Education Strategy and Programs,

Kevin Bradburn
Orchard Securities

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break & Exhibits

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Smart Money: AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the Future of AI (Alternative Investments)

AI (Artificial Intelligence) has transitioned from being a term primarily discussed within IT departments to becoming a part of our daily lives. With advancements in AI technology, various applications have emerged within the financial sector and are evolving rapidly. From sophisticated AI algorithms used by financial firms and robo-advisors to ChatGPT’s conversational abilities, AI is capable of analyzing vast amounts of financial data and providing valuable insights into investment trends, risks, and opportunities. This gives investors the unique ability to make more informed decisions and navigate the complex landscape of alternative investments. Panelists will explore the impact of AI on the alternative investments industry and look at how it can be harnessed as an opportunity tool. By exploring the intersection of AI and the alternative investments industry, this discussion will shed light on the transformative potential of AI. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how AI can revolutionize investment practices, enhance decision-making processes, and unlock new opportunities within the industry.

Jason Goode
Partner, Alston & Bird LLC

Matt Malone
Head of Investment Managements,
Opto Investments

Glenn Hopper
Director / CFO & Author,
Eventus Advisory Group

Gil Haddad
Head of Advanced Strategies and Research,

Brian Knight
Director of Innovation and Governance and a Senior Research Fellow,
George Mason University

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.

DEI Showcase

12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch & Exhibits

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Education Breakouts


Pivot to Private: Crossing from Publicly Registered Offerings to Private Offerings

In recent years, a significant trend is emerging in the alternative investment landscape, with many investment companies shifting their focus from publicly registered offerings to private offerings. Panelists will explore this paradigm shift, discuss the factors driving this potential transition, and shed light on the implications for both investment companies and the broader investment community; namely:
  • Understanding the Shift: Explore the factors and market dynamics that are leading investment companies to also consider private offerings.
  • Regulatory Landscape: Discuss the legal and regulatory considerations influencing the decision to pivot and the potential challenges and questions faced by financial advisors and investment companies considering private placements.
  • Investor Perspective: Analyze the advantages and risks associated with private offerings and examine how these factors impact investor decision-making and the importance of investor education. 

Ali Connaughton
Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Doug Krupa
Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Wealth Partners, KKR & Co. Inc.

Dustin Norris
President, Head of Distribution, and Chief Product Strategist, NexPoint

Ben Wells
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


Navigating the Fractured Landscape: Insights into Social Investing and Conduct Standards

 Join us for an engaging panel discussion as we delve into the regulatory swings surrounding social investing and distribution conduct standards. For over three decades, policymakers have been engaged in regulatory projects creating new standards for the consideration of ESG factors in retirement investments. Similarly, states, the SEC, and the DOL have all repeatedly issued new rules for the care standards for rollovers and for product sales to retail investors. Most recently, both the Trump and Biden administrations have issued their own contradictory rules in each area, become engulfed in litigation, signaling that further changes are on the horizon. Expert panelists will shed light on the reasons behind the ongoing legal whipsaw, the implications of recent litigation, and what you can do to remain in compliance. We will do a deep dive into the future outlook on both the ESG and fiduciary fronts, and discuss whether the industry is on the path towards a workable and stable compliance structure.

Mark Quinn
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Cetera Financial Group

Valerie Mirko
Partner & Co-leader Securities Regulation & Litigation Practice, Armstrong Teasdale

Michelle Kelley
SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer,
Commonwealth Financial Network

Thomas Roberts
Groom Law Group


Pathways to Retirement Security: Exploring Alternatives for Retirement Savers

With the decline of traditional pensions, the responsibility of choosing investments for a secure retirement falls upon individual savers. Join us for an insightful discussion as we look into the pathways and pitfalls of offering alternatives to retirement savers. In this session, we bring together a cross-section of retirement stakeholders to examine the factors that companies consider when evaluating the inclusion of alternatives in 401(k) plans, the challenges that asset managers have faced in building and distributing products, and how the latest research, legislative initiatives, and regulations are impacting the pace of inclusion of alternative products in retirement plans. Learn about the tools and strategies used by pension plans and how they are being adapted for the 401(k) marketplace.  Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed and navigate the complexities of offering alternatives to retirement savers.

Kevin Walsh
Principal, Groom Law Group

Jeff Taylor, CFA
Partner, Head of Product Ares Wealth Management Solutions,
Ares Management

James Hannigan
Managing Director,
Apollo Global Management

Stuart Odell
Former Assistant Treasurer, Retirement Investments,
Intel Corporation

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break & Exhibits

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Deep Dive Breakouts


Distribution Partner Roundtable

Following on the success of IPA’s inaugural Distribution Partner Roundtable and high demand, IPAVision’s Distribution Partner Roundtable will host discussions on the opportunities and issues surrounding the alternative investment landscape for distribution firms in our industry. Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in candid conversations on how distribution partner firms consider and utilize alternative investments, and to discuss key topics including business, operational, regulatory and legal issues.
*This a closed-door meeting for executives and home office personnel of wire houses, national, regional independent broker-dealers and RIAs.

Brad Sussman
Vice President, Product Development and Research Alternative Investments, Global Wealth Solutions, Raymond James

Steve Snyder
Senior VP, Investment Product Management,
LPL Financial

Patrick McGowan
Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments,
Sanctuary Wealth


Tax Policy Issues to Watch

 Join us for a highly informative session as experienced industry representatives provide valuable perspectives on crucial tax policy issues affecting commercial real estate and the alternative investments industry. This engaging discussion will delve into the following hot topics:  future of 1031 like-kind exchanges, qualified opportunity zones legislation, regulatory agencies’ joint policy statement on commercial real estate loan accommodations and workouts, the status of FIRPTA and domestically controlled REIT proposed regulations, the employee retention tax credit, debt workouts and future legislation, among other current topics. Our panel of experienced representatives will provide expert insights and practical advice to help you navigate the complex and ever-evolving tax policy environment. Stay ahead of the curve with the latest information on these critical issues.

Daniel Cullen
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Carolyn Bidwell
Head of US Tax,
Brookfield Asset Management

Michael Anthony
Managing Director,

Steven Schneider
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Ryan P. McCormick
Senior Vice President & Counsel,
The Real Estate Roundtable


NASAA and the Future of State Regulation

 Join us for an exclusive session with the IPA’s Gina Gombar, who brings 14 years of experience at the Massachusetts Securities Division, alongside other former state securities regulators. In this engaging discussion, these regulatory veterans will share their first-hand experiences and perspectives, offering valuable insights into the complexities of navigating state securities regulation.  Gain valuable insights into NASAA’s evolution, recent significant state efforts in recent rule-making proposals and enforcement actions. Hear late-breaking updates from NASAA’s annual conference, held just prior to IPA Vision. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals and stay informed on the future of state regulation of alternative investments.

Gina Gombar
VP, Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, IPA

Ronak V. Patel
Bressler Amery & Ross

Marc B. Minor
Senior Counsel,
Thompson Hines LLP

David M. Minnick
Arbitrator, Mediator, Securities Industry Consultant, Bates Group

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Networking Break & Exhibits

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sip & Swing Networking Reception

Sponsored By

6:30 p.m.

Dine Arounds

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

RIA Speaks: Bringing to View the Insights of Unique RIAs, RIA Aggregators, and Family Offices

The IPA is thrilled to present RIA Speaks, an unprecedented industry event that brings together a diverse group of respected RIAs, RIA aggregators, and family offices. This exclusive gathering offers a rare opportunity to hear directly from key players in this distinctive distribution channel, representing a wide range of firms. During the discussion, you will gain unique insights into the concerns, preferences, and idiosyncrasies of these industry-leading RIAs. Panelists will offer firsthand accounts of their approach to advising clients and their perspectives on both mainstream and alternative investment products, including working with retail and institutional clients. Join us for RIA Speaks at IPAVision to expand your knowledge, forge meaningful connections, and stay informed in this rapidly evolving distribution channel.

Brendan Cuddihy
Chief Operating Officer, CAIS

Oksana Poznak
Director, Strategic Partnerships,
Santuary Wealth

Stuart Katz
Chief Investment Officer, Principal,
Robertson Stephens

Michael Mansur, CFP
Founding Advisor at CAP

Clifford A. Lipscomb, Ph.D., MRICS
Chief Investment Officer,
High Speed Alliance

Arthur Loyd
Due Diligence Officer,
SFA Partners

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

IPA Committee Meetings

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

National Accounts Meeting

Event Sponsors


Media Sponsors


Sponsorship Opportunities

The IPA is looking forward to one of its most engaging and interactive conferences of the year. As an IPA event sponsor, your organization will receive maximum visibility and promotion through a variety of marketing materials, member communications, event signage and social coverage.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity for marketing exposure throughout the event.


For more information on sponsorships, email Megan Gavin or call (202) 548-7187.

Or  to discuss how an IPA sponsorship can benefit your firm!


Registration cancellations made on or before Tuesday, September 5, 2023, will receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Tuesday, September 5, 2023. All substitutions must be approved by IPA. Registrations may not be transferred to other IPA events.



Registration for IPAVision 2023 and Due Diligence Symposium is limited to executives of registered broker-dealers and investment advisers who manage product approval and due diligence officers, who hold an active securities license with FINRA, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and/or a state securities agency.

**Registration is not intended for registered representatives or investment adviser representatives.**

Complimentary attendance is offered to eligible attendees. Eligible attendees may qualify for complimentary hotel rooming and transportation related expenses, up to $500, applicable to air, train and/or car travel for up to two (2) individuals per firm (for a total of $1,000 per firm). IPA will cover a maximum of two (2) rooming nights based on qualified event attendance per person. You will be notified by IPA staff if more than two (2) representatives are registered from the same firm.

Hotel, airfare, and similar charges are paid for by IPA sponsor members as part of a qualified due diligence event, based on the understanding that registrants will attend all assigned event sessions and other activities as may be specified. IPA reserves the right not to refund amounts, or any portion thereof, of any registrant who does not adhere to its attendance requirements.

The IPA covers up to $500 in travel costs. Travel should be booked by the individual. The IPA processes reimbursements after your attendance has been confirmed at the event. If traveling by air, travel reimbursement will be based on Main Cabin travel only.

Hotel Rooming Policy:
IPA make your hotel reservations based information entered during registration. Charges will only be incurred for incidentals, additional rooming beyond two days or if you do not show up/cancel your room. Your room must be cancelled 72 hours prior to your arrival date for no charge to be incurred. If you must cancel, please notify or 202-548-7191.